Troika Calls For Inclusive National Dialogue Acceptable By All South Sudanese People

South Sudan warring leaders, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Salva Kiir Mayardit helped to pray by the Faith Based Group during the Peace Talks in Addis Ababa. Although a peace deal was eventually signed, it has not been implemented(Photo: file)

South Sudan warring leaders, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Salva Kiir Mayardit helped to pray by the Faith Based Group during the Peace Talks in Addis Ababa. Although a peace deal was eventually signed, it has not been implemented(Photo: file)

March 30, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The Troika (the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway) has called for an inclusive national dialogue acceptable to all people of South Sudan, reads a statement seen by Nyamilepedia news desk. While denouncing military solution to the conflict in South Sudan, Troika says a durable peace requires a political process involving all the principal parties and national dialogue should not replace the core elements of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

“The Troika reiterates that there is no military solution to this conflict and that a durable end to the conflict will require a political process involving all the principal parties. An inclusive national dialogue, deemed credible by the South Sudanese people, could provide a means to redress root causes of conflict and build a true national consensus. As President Kiir committed in announcing the planned national dialogue, it should supplement, and not replace, the core elements of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan,” reads part of the statement.

The Troika has endorsed the ongoing efforts of AU High Representative Alpha Konar and UN Special Envoy Nicholas Haysom to encourage all parties to end fighting and engage in peaceful dialogue. It will fully support Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission Chairperson Festus Mogae’s work to implement an effective and inclusive peace agreement.

The statement has reiterated the importance of unilateral ceasefire and strong support for the combined efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and United Nations to end the conflict in South Sudan and join in their recent calls on all armed parties, including the Government of South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition, and other armed groups, to commit to a ceasefire.

Troika has endorsed the work of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan, and the deployment of its Regional Protection Force and notes the importance of breaking the cycle of impunity, and encourages further progress by the AU toward the rapid establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan.

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